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Aston Martin Racing back on home turf at the Autosport 6 Hours of Silverstone

 

Aston Martin Racing will be heading to the home of British motorsport on 10/11 September for the fifth round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup: the Autosport 6 Hours of Silverstone.


Aston Martin Racing will be returning to the track with its V12 powered DBR 1-2 LMP1 race car. The car will run in the iconic blue and orange livery of Gulf Oil with the famed start number ‘007’.


Driving the 007 car will be factory drivers, Adrian Fernandez (MX), Harold Primat (CH) and ex-Formula OneTM driver Christian Klien (A).


Klien, who will drive for the first time at Silverstone with Aston Martin Racing said: “I am really looking forward to driving the DBR 1-2. The fantastic V12 engine noise coupled together with the torque out of the corners is thrilling, and having recently tested in Barcelona, I am getting used to the differences in set-up.


“I am also looking forward to lapping the new circuit at Silverstone which together with the new Wing pit complex will be a fitting backdrop to our comeback.”


George Howard-Chappell, Team Principal for Aston Martin Racing said: “I am really looking forward to returning to Silverstone with the DBR 1-2 and aiming to compete with the other petrol cars on the grid. We intend to put on a fantastic show for all our fans.”


The Autosport 6 Hours of Silverstone will also see Aston Martin official partner teams competing in the annual endurance race with Jota Sport’s Vantage GT2 in the LM GTE Pro class and Gulf AMR Middle East with their GT2 in the LM GTE Am class.


Aston Martin’s track record at Silverstone has included being crowned Le Mans Series champion in 2009 and finishing third in the final race of the series.


Qualifying starts at 13:35 on Saturday 10 September with the race commencing at 11:35 on Sunday.
Radio Le Mans will be broadcasting live race coverage at www.radiolemans.com and Aston Martin updates can be found at www.astonmartinracing.com with additional behind the scenes updates on Facebook; www.facebook.com/astonmartin and through Twitter at www.twitter.com/astonmartin.

 


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